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How Prison Systems Can Better Aid People With Substance Use Disorders, Avery Faires May 2022

How Prison Systems Can Better Aid People With Substance Use Disorders, Avery Faires

College Honors Program

A large percentage of prisoners in the United States are suffering from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), but many prisons across the country lack the proper resources to rehabilitate those with drug addictions. Incarcerated people with SUD face many dangerous and sometimes deadly consequences after release. My thesis addresses key associated questions: What role do prisons play in helping prisoners with SUD? And, how can they aid this population more effectively? When considering the breadth of such issues, I examine the sociohistorical context of drug policy in the U.S. to inform my analysis of the criminalization of substances, the greater …


Higher Education Leaders' Transformative Learning And Leadership Experiences Responding To Student Drug Abuse, James Vernon Battin Jan 2017

Higher Education Leaders' Transformative Learning And Leadership Experiences Responding To Student Drug Abuse, James Vernon Battin

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Today's academic and social environment creates uncertainties, new roles, frequent changes, and challenging situations for student affairs academic leaders. The purpose of this study was to explore how student affairs academic leaders described their recent challenging experiences in addressing student drug abuse in higher education. The conceptual framework was based on adult transformative learning theory and applied transformative leadership perspectives. An interview format with open-ended questions was used to explore the experiences of 8 student affairs leaders who had faced challenging situations in the context of student drug abuse. A qualitative interpretive analysis was used that involved open coding of …


The Attitudes And Beliefs Of Special And General Educational Professionals Concerning Alcohol And Drug Problems, Troy Wayne Kieser May 2015

The Attitudes And Beliefs Of Special And General Educational Professionals Concerning Alcohol And Drug Problems, Troy Wayne Kieser

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Drug and alcohol abuse is one of the greatest challenges of public education. Substance abuse affects student academic performance. Teacher attitudes concerning substance use are linked to drug and alcohol use by students. The purpose of this study was to assertion teacher attitudes and beliefs about drug and alcohol use. The data were collected using a questionnaire. The questionnaire was a modified version of the Addiction Belief Inventory (ABI) based on the five constructs (e.g., coping, efficacy, disease, lack of efficacy, moral weakness) of substance abuse (Broadus, Hartje, Roget, & Cahoon, 2010; Luke, Ribisi, Walton, & Davidson, 2002). The participants …


Student-Athletes And Drug Abuse Policies: A Study Of Drug Abuse Policies Of Athletics Departments In A Major Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, Jennifer Hale Jan 2013

Student-Athletes And Drug Abuse Policies: A Study Of Drug Abuse Policies Of Athletics Departments In A Major Intercollegiate Athletics Conference, Jennifer Hale

MPA/MPP/MPFM Capstone Projects

No executive summary.


Public Perception Study 2011: Mental Illness, Drug And Alcohol Abuse, Oscar T. Mcknight Oct 2011

Public Perception Study 2011: Mental Illness, Drug And Alcohol Abuse, Oscar T. Mcknight

Oscar T McKnight Ph.D.

This study examined the public perception of mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse. Field-interviews with participants occurred "on the street" with no difficulty. Participants offered ten general recommendations to professionals developing programs for mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse. The public stressed the professional responsibilities of physicians, pharmacists, counselors and teachers to prevent drug abuse.


The Perceptions Of New Jersey Law Enforcement Officers As To The Success Of The D.A.R.E. Program, Edward A. Schmalz Jan 2000

The Perceptions Of New Jersey Law Enforcement Officers As To The Success Of The D.A.R.E. Program, Edward A. Schmalz

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Relationship Of Family Structure To Adolescent Drug Use, Peer Affiliation, And Perception Of Peer Acceptance Of Drug Use, Jeanne Jenkins, Sabina Zunguze Dec 1997

The Relationship Of Family Structure To Adolescent Drug Use, Peer Affiliation, And Perception Of Peer Acceptance Of Drug Use, Jeanne Jenkins, Sabina Zunguze

Jeanne E. Jenkins

Presents information on a study which examines the relationship of family structure to adolescent gateway drug use and peer-related factors. Method; Results; Discussion.


The Influence Of Peer Affiliation And Student Activities On Adolescent Drug Involvement, Jeanne Jenkins Dec 1995

The Influence Of Peer Affiliation And Student Activities On Adolescent Drug Involvement, Jeanne Jenkins

Jeanne E. Jenkins

Examines the importance of students' academic performance level and extracurricular activities as predictors of drug involvement relative to peer influence. Affiliation with drug-using friends; Peer relationships as dominating influence on drug involvement.


The Selection And Implementation Of A Drug And Alcohol Intervention Program/Model For Grand Coulee Dam Junior High School, Grand Coulee, Washington, Scott L. Ramsey Jan 1991

The Selection And Implementation Of A Drug And Alcohol Intervention Program/Model For Grand Coulee Dam Junior High School, Grand Coulee, Washington, Scott L. Ramsey

All Graduate Projects

The purpose of this study was to plan and implement an intervention program to combat adolescent substance abuse at Grand Coulee Dam Junior High School, Grand Coulee, Washington. This study presented a review of the research and literature related to drug and alcohol intervention models and has documented the steps and procedures taken by the Grand Coulee Dam Junior High School Core Team to implement the intervention model selected.


An Evaluation Of The Kangaroo Creek Gang Drug Education Package, Andrew Thompson Jan 1990

An Evaluation Of The Kangaroo Creek Gang Drug Education Package, Andrew Thompson

Theses : Honours

The purposes of this study were (a) to analyse the implementation of the Kangaroo Creek Gang Drug Education Package (KCGDEP) (Kangaroo Creek Gang, 1988b), and (b) to evaluate teachers' perceptions of the KCGDEP in terms of its goals, format, processes and outcomes. The KCGDEP was found to have been implemented in 24% of the primary schools surveyed (N= 100), with a mean of 5.1% of teachers in these schools using the package. Teachers' perceptions of the KCGDEP were analysed through the administration of a curriculum evaluation questionnaire, adapted from Piper (1976, p. 83-89), and teacher interviews. This process was carried …


Ua68/13/4 Bowling Green, Vol. 5, No. 2, Kelly Thompson Chapter, Public Relations Student Society Apr 1985

Ua68/13/4 Bowling Green, Vol. 5, No. 2, Kelly Thompson Chapter, Public Relations Student Society

Student Organizations

Magazine produced by senior seminar class in public relations with the Kelly Thompson Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and students in the WKU Department of Journalism.

Regular features include:

  • Reflections
  • Business
  • Art
  • Community Service
  • Reminiscing
  • Curiosities
  • Entertainment

This issue includes articles:

  • Dunkel, Missy. It's 3:30 p.m. What Are Your Kids Doing? - Drug Abuse
  • Thomley, Mike. Illiteracy: The Hidden Handicap
  • Jones, Linda. Education: Improvement at the Grass Roots Level
  • Rappaport, Jessica. Poems Mirror Poet's Life - Lillie Carter


#09 - What Parents Should Know About Drugs, Department Of Health Education Jan 1980

#09 - What Parents Should Know About Drugs, Department Of Health Education

Keys to Total Health

- Drug Abuse

- Why Are Drugs So Attractive?

- Scare Tactics

- Effects of Smoking

- Intoxicating Beverages

- Is Beer Intoxicating?

- Long Range Effects of Alcohol

- Alcoholic Beverages

- Caffeine

- Pills and Drugs

- Aspirin

- Sleeping Pills

- A Drug-Oriented Society

- "It's OK Not To Drink!"

- Quiz


Fort Wayne Bible College Vision, Fort Wayne Bible College Apr 1972

Fort Wayne Bible College Vision, Fort Wayne Bible College

TUFW Alumni Publications (All)

The Spring 1972 edition of Fort Wayne Bible College Vision, published by Fort Wayne Bible College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


A Drug Abuse Curriculum Guide For Franklin Pierce High School, Lonny D. Wildman Jan 1970

A Drug Abuse Curriculum Guide For Franklin Pierce High School, Lonny D. Wildman

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to identify the need for a drug abuse program at Franklin Pierce High School, Tacoma, Washington; and (2) to develop a drug education curriculum guide.